Far From Home: Future Prospects for Syrian Refugees in Iraq

Far From Home
Future Prospects for Syrian Refugees in Iraq
Durable Solutions Platform, IMPACT Initiatives, Norwegian Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee and Danish Refugee Council

Whilst the regional refugee response to the Syrian crisis has largely focused on Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, less attention has been given to the situation of the approximately 250,000 Syrian refugees residing in Iraq. As conditions in Syria are not conducive for voluntary return in safety and dignity, there is a need to better understand the potential for Syrians to find a durable solution in Iraq. This report by the Durable Solutions Platform, IMPACT Initiatives, Norwegian Refugee Council, International Rescue Committee and the Danish Refugee Council explores the enabling and constraining factors for Syrians’ ability to locally integrate in the cities of Erbil, Dahuk and Qaim. 

 

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